May I Amend this statement? The best time to become involved with reading, speaking to your child is in the womb-through birth. At Birth to 18 mos sing songs, say words, talk out loud, in full sentences. before pre-K let them hold books at home, Pre K to 1st be involved in school, sometimes Parents can go to school and read out loud. THEN At 6 years old, you can call on Mr. Oba to add creative, imaginative, engaging. literary arts, storytelling, and poetry programs. IJS.